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Workplace Shootings, Terror, and Overcoming Evil

Jake Phillips wrote a few words on the recent shooting here in Central Florida and acts of terror across the ocean. Both raise an age-old question: how do we respond -- and how should we think -- when faced with such evil?...

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Should Pro-Life Christians Be Concerned By Gorsuch's Roe v. Wade Answer?

Jake Phillips analyzes Judge Gorsuch's answer regarding Roe v. Wade, and whether it should give pro-lifers cause for concern. ...

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A Brief Discussion of Consequentialism, Trump and Clinton

Joey Phillips talks about ethical theories and why he's dissenting from this election. ...

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Statement on Alton Sterling's Death

Our statement on the death of Alton Sterling. ...

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The Future of Abortion

Jake Phillips writes about the recent Supreme Court decision and the future of abortion and the pro-life movement. ...

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Statement Regarding the Terror Attack at The Pulse

Here is our church's statement regarding the terror attack at The Pulse. 12...

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Pray for Brussels

Our statement on the Belgium attacks today in Brussels ...

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Thank You, Dr. Jerry Bridges

Our statement on the passing of Dr. Jerry Bridges...

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The Problem With "Make America Great Again"

Jake Phillips takes issue with the "Make America Great Again" slogan...

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The Christian Case for Accepting Refugees

Joey Phillips writes about the current refugee status, and why he thinks we should welcome as many as practicable ...

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Pray for France. Pray for Lebanon.

Jake Phillips writes about how we shouldn't feel inadequate about posting our solidarity with France on social media. We should do the same for Lebanon. ...

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Kim Davis?

Jake Phillips argues that the issues surrounding Kim Davis are not hard to resolve. What might be more difficult, though, is handling an actual issue of civil disobedience. ...

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Responding to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Janelle Garrett explains why she's disturbed by some of the responses to the Syrian refugee crisis. ...

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Hands Up, Don't Crush

The seventh Planned Parenthood video was released last week. Break the arm of the wicked, oh Lord. ...

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What If?

Janelle Garrett asks what would have happened if some of the most influential people in history had never lived? What if abortion had always been legal?...

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Gay Marriage and Racism

Jake Phillips discusses gay marriage, racism, and the things we choose to talk about....

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Responding to the Charleston Terrorist Attack

After one of the worst racial attacks in American history, how will we respond?...

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Thinking Through Indiana's RFRA

Indiana is the latest state to pass an RFRA law. They also recently amended the language of the law in response to public backlash. What does it all mean?...

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ISIS and Social Media: What Do You Think?

How should we think through the brutal executions orchestrated by ISIS, and the way that the news of such attacks spreads through social media?...

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Gay Marriage: What Will the Supreme Court Decide and How Can We Respond?

Jake Phillips writes about the different possible outcomes of the Supreme Court gay marriage case, and how we might respond as a church. Will our response be predominantly political, cultural or Gospel-centered?...

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A Tale of Two Rivers: Charlie Hedbo and the Baptism of Christ

Ryan McLaughlin writes about the Charlie Hedbo attacks and the baptism of Christ: a tale of two rivers. What can we learn, as Christians, from this devastating attack? Well, for one, as Ryan writes, we can remind ourselves of the futility of man's efforts to save himself and rid the world of evil. ...

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A Time to Speak (and Listen)

A couple of weeks ago, several organizations (including The Gospel Coalition) sponsored a roundtable discussion called “A Time to Speak,” encouraging the church universal that at this point in history, following the situations in Ferguson, Staten Island, Ohio and all around the country, we have an opportunity and an obligation to discuss issues of race, racial reconcil...

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Chesterton and the Year in Review

Jake Phillips writes about why 2014 was such a bad year for American society, and what we can do about it. Should we view it, and the year to come, optimistically? Pessimistically? Some combination of the two? Jake argues that G.K. Chesterton shows a better way: we must simultaneously be irrational pessimists and irrational optimists....

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Responding to the Coming "Amnesty" Executive Order

Jake Phillips writes about our response as Christians to the coming Executive Order regarding amnesty. Our biblical mandate to incarnate Christ and display compassion is more important than our political views regarding issues of immigration and enforcing laws. ...

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Reviewing Prepare Him Room

Jake Phillips reviews "Prepare Him Room," the latest Christmas album from Sovereign Grace and Bob Kauflin. He's mostly interested in the title of the album and what it means. ...

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True Peace for Israel

I forget things all the time. Just ask my husband. He has formed a habit of following behind me whenever we leave somewhere, whether it’s a restaurant or a friend’s house, to grab my phone, keys, and wallet that I left behind. My forgetfulness is my dad’s fault (right, Mom?), or so I claim. I tend to forget other things, too. I tend to look at what is going on around...

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